Jaw-dropping stories sure took us by surprise this week. From efforts to stifle movements to clinching the hottest spot on the planet to understanding people’s views and one’s place, here is a rundown of the week.
Hot sauce, who’s this?
Michael B Jordan
Drums roll! Well, hello there, we have crowned the new sexiest man alive, and it is no order than Black Panther star Michael B Jordan. Jordan has officially been named the “sexiest man alive” for the year 2020, making him the third black actor in a row to lay claim to the coveted title. If you are wondering how he feels about it, the 33-year-old opines that the title gives him “a cool feeling.” This is especially because people have joked that “this is the one thing you’re probably not going to get.” Like the women in his family who are “definitely proud of this one,” we are too!
Seun Kuti for The Guardian Life
Seun Kuti is showing us the activism spirit of his grandmother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti rests in him. Seun on his Instagram posted a letter sent to him requesting he halts the meeting tagged: Endsars Movement: Lessons and Tasks. According to him, the government called his sister, Yeni Kuti, threatening to close the New Afrika shrine if he holds the meeting. He wrote in part, “This is a meeting…, and they are basically banning the right of association. Why are they afraid of the people organising? What is democratic about this act?” while promising to go on with it. At this point, we are convinced that the unofficial slogan of the Anikulapos’ is “Get freedom, or die trying”.
Cardi B for Footwear News
Rapper Cardi B has apologized to the Hindu community after being accused of being “disrespectful” for depicting the Hindu goddess Durga on the cover of a magazine. In the photo, the “WAP” rapper held a sneaker as eight arms stretched out around her. However, this sparked criticism from the Hindu community, despite its original intention- to pay homage to the principal Hindu goddess of war, strength and protection.
Some critics said that it was additionally inappropriate to use her likeness for a shoe advertisement since worshippers remove their shoes before entering Hindu temples.
The show continues
Amber Heard | Photo Getty
Amber Heard has condemned a petition to have her removed from the sequel of superhero film “Aquaman”. An online petition, which has received more than a million signatures accuses the actor of a “systematic crusade to ruin Depp in Hollywood”. This is coming after, her ex-husband, Johnny Depp revealed that he was asked to step back from his role in “Fantastic Beasts 3” after he lost the libel case against a UK tabloid for calling him a ‘wife-beater’. However, she calls it a bluff. In an interview, she explained that “Paid rumours and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality.”
The enemy within
Britney Spears | Photo RCA Records
Britney Spears is “afraid of her father and will not perform again until he no longer has power over her career,” her attorney claimed during a court hearing. The 38-year-old desires to be free of her father James Spears who has conservatorship over her and her $60million fortune. James has been in charge for 12 years. His lawyer also argued that the disruption caused by his removal would do her the very harm the suspension is meant to prevent, as he helped her go debt-free. However, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny declined to suspend James Spears but mentioned that she will consider future petitions for his suspension or outright removal.